The cost of home health care in Georgia is $23 per hour on average. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey 2021, this is significantly cheaper than the U.S. average hourly fee of $27. The actual cost of home health care depends on several factors, including the necessary services, the level of care needed and the individual’s home city.

Home Health Care Versus Home Care

Costing around $23 per hour, home health care in Georgia is pricier than regular home care services, which run roughly $22.50 per hour. Home health care covers a range of clinical and therapeutic services, including:

  • Part-time skilled nursing
  • Monitoring of health conditions
  • Medication administration
  • IV therapy
  • Catheter care
  • Wound care
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Trained medical professionals provide home health care services. Trained aides deliver the non-medical services of home care, which may include assistance with:

  • Bathing
  • Grooming
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Mobility
  • Eating

Home care may also include companionship, meal preparation, domestic duties and light yard work.

Costs of Home Health Care Around Georgia

Median home health care rates vary widely throughout the Peach State. Hinesville is the most affordable destination in Georgia for home health care; seniors can expect to pay around $20 per hour. Albany is also on the lower end of the cost spectrum, with an average hourly rate of $20.60. Gainesville is one of the costliest places in Georgia to receive home health care services, with a median hourly fee of $27.

In the state capital of Atlanta, home health care tends to run around $24 per hour. Rome shares this same hourly rate. Seniors in Columbus and Macon typically pay less than the state average for home health care, with respective hourly rates of $22.50 and $21. Those in Augusta and Savannah usually pay more than the state average; home health care agencies generally charge $23.75 per hour in Augusta and $25 in Savannah.  

  • Hinesville: $20
  • Albany: $20.60
  • Gainesville: $27
  • Atlanta: $24
  • Rome: $24
  • Columbus: $22.50
  • Macon: $21
  • Savannah: $25
  • Augusta: $23.75